Recommended links and resources

Teams I collaborate with:

ED101: Training, Marketing, Advocacy, and Support
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TX Tech's Education Graduate Student Org.
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UNCRPD Resources:

Students4CRPD: This Facebook group is for university students and faculty involved in national advocacy efforts for ratification of the CRPD.

USA Ratify the CRPD: This Facebook group is involved in national advocacy efforts for ratification of the CRPD.

The United States International Council on Disabilities: The USICD is one of the leaders in advocating for ratification of the CRPD. Their site gives a thorough explanation of the details of the proposed CRPD ratification package.

UN Enable: This is the UN's site where you can learn about the CRPD in a variety of accessible formats. You can see which nations have signed and ratified the CRPD and read each nation's reservations and comments.

The UN High Commission on Human Rights' Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: From this site you can read about the Committee which meets to discuss and review implementation of the CRPD. Nations which have ratified the CRPD must submit reports on their implementation for review by this committee. You can read these reports at this site as well as minutes of all of the Committee's meetings.

Sierra Leone Resources

The following links will take you to a variety of organizations working with people in Sierra Leone.  Together, they paint a picture of the strengths and needs of this multidimensional country.  Most notably, Sierra Leone's population experienced a disastrous civil war in the 1990's, leaving extreme poverty in its wake. While the nation is rich in natural resources, Sierra Leoneans need education and international support to become equal participants in the international community.

Two girls at the Makeni School for the Blind, arms around each other and smiling at camera
Two girls who attend the Bombali School for the Blind in Makeni, Sierra Leone
photo by Rebecca Sheffield